1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Crotalaria L.
      1. Crotalaria sylvicola Baker f.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SW. DR Congo, W. Zambia, Angola.

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    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Not Threatened
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian grassland, Zambezian woodland
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Herb
    [FZ]

    Leguminosae, various authors. Flora Zambesiaca 3:7. 2003

    Habit
    Perennial herb or suffrutex, with numerous slender branched stems ascending to 15–40 cm, densely subappressed to spreading hirsute.
    Leaves
    Leaves sessile, estipulate, 3-foliolate; leaflets 7–15 × 2–4 mm, lanceolate to elliptic-lanceolate, coriaceous, usually thinly covered with short spreading hairs; nerves beneath pale, prominent, with a marginal nerve on either side running from base to apex.
    Flowers
    Flowers 1–2, leaf-opposed near the ends of the branches, with or without a short peduncle; bracts 1.5–2 mm long, linear.
    Calyx
    Calyx 5–8 mm long, hirsute; upper lobes narrowly oblong, pointed, 3–4 times as long as the tube.
    Corolla
    Standard subcircular, pale greeny-yellow, pubescent medially or over the upper part outside; wings subequalling the keel; keel c. 6 mm long, half-round, scarcely beaked.
    Fruits
    Pod subsessile, 18–20 × 6–8 mm, oblong-ellipsoid, pilose outside and on the suture inside, c. 6–8-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds 3 mm long, oblique-cordiform.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Zambia, Zaïre

    Crotalaria sylvicola Baker f. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Gossweiler [3547], Angola K000227494 holotype

    First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 42: 397 (1914)

    Accepted by

    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Pope, G.V., Polhill, R.N. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2003). Flora Zambesiaca 3(7): 1-274. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Pope, G.V., Polhill, R.N. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2003). Flora Zambesiaca 3(7): 1-274. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    International Legume Database and Information Service
    • Polhill, R. M. (1982). A. A. Balkema, Rotterdam 389pp Crotalaria in Africa & Madagasca

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
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    International Legume Database and Information Service
    International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) V10.39 Nov 2011
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0